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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Hedgehog (manga) continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

I'm Sonic the Hedgehog. Remember that.

— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (Shogaku Ninensei) Chapter 1

Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonniku za Hejjihoggu?) is the main protagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog serialized manga published by Shogakukan. He is a heroic blue hedgehog and the alternate persona of Nicky.


Sonic is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with blue fur that covers most of his body, and peach skin that covers his arms, muzzle, insides of his ears and front torso. He has small, triangular ears on top of his head, six long quills on the back of his head, two spines protruding from his back behind his shoulders, and a short tail.

For attire, Sonic wears red sneakers with white cuffs around the ankles and white straps across the top; and a pair of white gloves.



Fearless and very confident, Sonic seems to be the exact opposite of Nicky. He is very friendly, and always ready to fight villains and help good people. Kind and heroic, he appears to be perfect, but is not without a mischievous side. Sonic appears to have a strong sense of integrity as he refuses to fight women or children and hates people who play dirty. He also has a habit of calling out the names of his attacks.

Powers and abilities

Sonic's most notable ability is his incredible speed, capable of instantaneously accelerating at incredible speeds for an uncertain amount of time.[1] Due to such speed, Sonic can run up walls and over water.[2] To add up to this, Sonic also possesses an incredible precision and can process virtually any actions, no matter how fast they are, allowing him to predict repeated patterns and moves.[3]

Sonic harnessing the energy of a Chaos Emerald powering Dr. Eggman's robot, from the March 1993 issue of Shogaku Ninensei. Art by Sango Morimoto.

Sonic has the ability to directly tap into and harness the energy of a Chaos Emerald. With this energy his powers are heightened and he can perform supercharged attacks. This type of attack is known as a Chaos Crash.

Aside from his speed, Sonic possesses impressive strength and agility, allowing him to carry and throw objects much heavier than himself with no problem; his strength in particular seems to lie on his arms, which pack enough power to send Anton Veruca flying upwards with a single punch,[4][5] and throw tons of metal scrap great distances,[6] even while in midair,[1] and destroy a giant robot using only snowballs. He can also break through different materials without discomfort.[5] He is even able to break out of ice while frozen in no time.[2] Sonic also has great durability, being able to survive falls from high in the sky without being injured. Once, he even withstood being crushed by Metal Sonic and a drill from the giant robot boring his chest.[7]

Sonic performing the Rolling Attack, from Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 1.

Sonic's main attack is the Rolling Attack, a technique where he curls into a motion saw and launches himself at his targets. With this attack, he becomes an unstoppable force.[5][6] By using the Rolling Attack, he can destroy various types of surfaces.[5] He can also perform different variants of the Rolling Attack, to create water spouts[5] and create friction in the air to increase the heat around him.[1] If he generates enough heat, he is able to light his entire body on fire. Sonic can also attack his enemies by jabbing them with his sharp quills.

Aside from these abilities, Sonic has shown that he is a very talented singer and guitarist.[6]


For all his skills, Sonic is incapable of swimming.[8][9]





Manga images



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 3, "A New Buddy, Tails, Enters the Stage!!"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog (Gekkan CoroCoro Comic Summer Vacation Special Issue), "Big Dreams Are My Energy!"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 10, "Showdown at the Casino!!!"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Shogaku Ninensei) Chapter 5, "At Last, We Learn the Truth About Sonic!!"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 1, "Big Dreams Make Sonic Propel Forward!!"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 2, "Come On, Guys! Let's Daaance!!"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special) Chapter 12, story one
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog (Shogaku Ninensei) Chapter 6, "Pops Out of The Time Box Whenever There's a Crisis!"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog (Shogaku Sannensei) Chapter 7, "Sonic! Hurry to the Rescue???"